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Delhi court seeks status of probe into CWG graft cases

Source: PTI
February 19, 2011 22:14 IST
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A Delhi court has asked the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Delhi police to file a detailed report on the action taken by them so far on the complaints about alleged corruption in the Commonmwealth Games-related cases.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Amit Bansal, on a petition filed by Right to Information activist Arvind Kejriwal, Swami Agnivesh, former Indian Police Service officer Kiran Bedi, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev and others, has directed the CBI's Anti-Corruption Branch and the Parliament Street police station in New Delhi to file its detailed report.

In a petition to the court for a direction to the probe agencies to investigate the matter and lodge an FIR in this regard, the petitioners have alleged that despite the massive corruption in the Games-related works, only four FIRs have been registered till date. They have alleged contracts were awarded for Games-related projects without following any procudure.

The petitioners have also alleged that despite the hue and cry by the media over corruption in holding last year's sporting event, the government agencies have not done much to book the corrupt and erring officials involved in the corruption.

They have filed 18 complaints with the Parliament Street police station as well as with the Anti-Corruption Branch of the Delhi police and the CBI seeking registration of FIR and prosecution of persons, involved in irregularities, under the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The scale of corruption in the CWG has shaken the conscience of the entire nation and the guilty should be brought to book so that they do not go unpunished for their misdeeds, the petitioners have submitted to the court. The petitioners had earlier written a letter to the SP, CBI, on November 14 last year apprising him of the offences of the public servants as well as private persons involved in the corruption in the Games-related works.

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